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    na975
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    which frame to buy?

    today i went to ny bike works, i saw a rush soma frame $450.whick would be a better buy, the soma or a debernardi?and whats the difference in chainring pitch 3/16 and a 1/8, is this the space between each teeth-chainring or is it the width of the chain, and which should i buy ?

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    dunno about which frame to get, it depends on a whole bunch of factors; riding style, personal aesthetics, und so weiter...
    as for pitch, what you're talking about is actually width (chain pitch is the distance between rollers, see here http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_p.html#pitch for more info). 1/8" chains are used on bmx bikes and lots of true track bikes, while 3/32" is used on most road bikes.
    unless you're an absolute monster you should be fine with 3/32" for road riding.

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    thanks

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    3/16 is that super thick bmx tank tread chain.

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    na975
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    1/8 chain it is then!

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    chain width has nothing to do with durability. There are 3/32 chains that are easily as strong as 1/8 chains. A lot of track racers use the 3/32 these days because it is lighter. However, the 1/8 looks better in my opinion. Also, a 3/32 drive train will most likely cost less than an 1/8.
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    Just get a Wipperman 1G8 and be done with it.
    http://www.connexchain.com/

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    My Wipperman broke apart on me today. I got a bmx chain.

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    yech, that wipperman is ugly.

    just an opinion.

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    Gonna say this once again:

    I love my DeBernardi.
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." —S. Beckett

    "Ta det lungnt." —Dungen

    blah blah blah...

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    I've have a wipperman for over a year....best chain I've had by far.
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